In ancient times the "Divine Right of Kings" insulated the ruling class from accountability for their transgressions against the commoners; in modern times the scam is known as "Qualified Immunity."

Qualified Immunity is the mechanism which allows a gang of thugs in uniform to pump 41 slugs into an unarmed man, and get time off with pay. It is also the loophole which has infallibly permitted Secret Service ("SS") and Park Police agents to escape judicial review in connection with their efforts to rid Lafayette Park of "unslightly" demonstrators.

After years of largely unsuccessful pro se litigation Thomas decided to give professional attorneys a chance to convince a court to that police agents should be held accountable to the law.

So far things aren't going all that well for the forces of justice and equality.